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The surname Schweitzer is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The surname Schweitzer indicates that the original bearer immigrated to Austria from Switzerland.

Schweitzer Early Origins



The surname Schweitzer was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, particularly in the city of Frankfurt, and become noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Schweitzer Spelling Variations


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Schweitzer Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schweitzer include Schweitzer, Schweizer, Schwitzer, Schwyzer, Switzer and many more.

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Schweitzer Early History


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Schweitzer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schweitzer research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1730, 1625, 1709, 1710, 1833 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Schweitzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schweitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schweitzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Schweitzer were Johann Friedrich Schweitzer (1625-1709), Dutch physician and alchemical writer of German extraction; Johann Jacob Casimir von Schweitzer, who was...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schweitzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Schweitzer were

Schweitzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Schweitzer, who emigrated to either England or America in 1709
  • Hans Georg Schweitzer arrived in New York State between 1710-1714
  • Matheis Schweitzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Jacob Schweitzer arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Lorentz Schweitzer came to Philadelphia County in 1734
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schweitzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharina Schweitzer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Bernhard Schweitzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • B Schweitzer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Johann Georg Schweitzer, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Henrich Konrad Schweitzer, who landed in America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schweitzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schweitzer (post 1700)



  • Mitchell D. Schweitzer, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1968
  • Friedrick Schweitzer, American Democrat politician, Nominated in primary for Montana State Senate 29th District 2010, but withdrew before election
  • Frederick Vernon Schweitzer, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Brisbane, 1932
  • Frank Schweitzer, American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1904; Candidate for New York State Senate 7th District, 1910
  • Elizabeth Schweitzer, American politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1989-93
  • Brian David Schweitzer (b. 1955), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 2000; Governor of Montana, 2005-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2008
  • Albert Casper Schweitzer (1882-1969), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Browns
  • Jeff Schweitzer (b. 1957), American non-fiction author, scientist and political commentator, columnist for The Huffington Post
  • Mary Higby Schweitzer, American paleontologist at North Carolina State University
  • Edmund O. Schweitzer III (b. 1947), American electrical engineer, inventor, and founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Schweitzer


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Suggested Readings for the name Schweitzer



  • The Schweitzer Family from Eschelbronn, Baden, Germany and Rahway, New Jersy, U.S.A. by Regina F. Schweitzer.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schweitzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schweitzer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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